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Be It Resolved…

By Eleanor Moore Ahh, 2016, the wonderful promise of “new” in the starting of another year. I’ve toyed with resolutions in the past. But I kind of resented the manufactured feel of making New Year’s resolutions. It just felt so … Continued

Tell Them Why

By Shannon Gander   When we are facilitating team renewal sessions, we always work from a strengths-based approach. Meaning, first we want to highlight what is going well, what works, and what the team is proud of (because there is … Continued

Choices in Conflict

By Janine Hogue Sansregret In the first chapter of Pema Chӧdrӧn’s” Taking the Leap” she describes a story that was widely distributed after 911. “A Native American grandfather was speaking to his grandson about violence and cruelty in the world … Continued

Let’s go for a walk

By David Dyck “He grew up without my influence and I grew up without his.” These words from Richard Wagamese have been echoing in my head ever since I heard them 6 weeks ago. Wagamese, conducting a radio interview about … Continued

Leading Toward Healthy Group Dynamics (Part 2 of 3)

From “Us and Them” to “We”: Leading Toward Healthy Group Dynamics By David Dyck B) Understanding Conflict Escalation and Change: Group conflicts and the escalation pattern that takes us from “we” to “us and them” develops in a predictable four-stage pattern[1]: i) … Continued